New Delhi, Sep 7:

An all-party delegation that visited Jammu and Kashmir met here on Wednesday to decide the future course of action to restore peace in the troubled Valley.


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the three-hour long meeting of the parliamentarians from 20 political parties. It included Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan among others.

On Tuesday, Rajnath Singh also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the visit that look place on Sunday and Monday.

At the meeting, MPs appealed that steps should be taken to reopen schools and other educational institutions in the Kashmir Valley, Union Minister Jitendra Singh told

Sitaram Yechury of the CPI-M urged the government to take confidence building
measures to reassure people in the violence-hit Valley.

Interacting with media after the meeting, Yechury said that his party has sought replacement of pellet guns.

On this, the government informed the meeting that chilli-filled PAVA shells would be used now to control crowds, he said. (IANS)